Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking

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The Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking "was established in 1985 to recognize a grantmaker who has demonstrated outstanding creativity. It honors grantmakers who, with a combination of vision, principle and personal commitment, are making a critical difference in a creative way. The award was created as a memorial to the late Robert Winston Scrivner, former staff associate of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and first executive director of the Rockefeller Family Fund, by a number of his friends and colleagues.

"In accordance with the wishes of the donors, the Council on Foundations administers the award program. A selection committee, chaired by a member of the Council's Board of Directors, carefully reviews each nomination and determines the award winner. The decision of the selection committee is final and is not subject to review by the donors, the Council staff or its board.

"The 2009 co-recipients of the Scrivner Award are Geri Mannion, Director of the US Democracy Program at Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Taryn Higashi, Executive Director of Unbound Philanthropy, formerly Deputy Director of the Human Rights Unit and Program Officer for Migrant and Refugee Rights at the Ford Foundation. These two ladies are being honored for their co-founding of the Four Freedoms Fund, a national funding collaborative that has helped build and sustain a national network of grassroots, regional and state organizations to protect the rights of immigrants and their integration into American civic life." [1]

Past Recipients of the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking

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  1. Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking, Council on Foundations, accessed September 4, 2009.